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This self-titled debut album is a simmering 12-track elixir; a mix of reggae, hip-hop, afro-beat, & roots music from around the world.

The Dreamtime: an indigenous Australian concept that describes the realm of creation into which the spirit journeys when the mind rests. The Dreamtime is all moments simultaneously.

The Lion: the symbol of spiritual might, of inner fortitude, of mindfulness.

Now is a special time when the ancient and the modern, the mystic and ordinary blend. Today is the day when all good things must come to pass in order for our world to be lifted from the depths.

This collection of songs, crafted over a four year period by the 21st Century Dreamtime Lions has one message and one purpose at its heart: that unity of spirit amongst all peoples is the path to follow in this dark time; that respect, generosity, loving-kindness, honesty, courage, compassion, and balance are the universal truths that will usher in a golden day of mutual understanding and well-being between all nations.

Homegrown in the little-known, yet ever-so-funky city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Dreamtime Lions are comprised of 6 friends, all of whom have dedicated their lives towards the service of their community. The Lions are farmers, teachers of youth, organizers, activists, and they are lovers.

Please help these 6 gentle beings contribute to the mind-flow of positivity that has formed a great and global river. Your contribution will fuel a most genuine fire of creativity and compassion. And the gratitude for your gift will be shared not only by the Lions, but by the many, many wonderful people who will benefit from the healing vibrations that this album has come to embody.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/21st-Century-Dreamtime-Lions/93412698422?v=info

http://www.myspace.com/21stcenturydreamtimelions

http://www.reverbnation.com/21stcenturydreamtimelions

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  • The details of both of these events are still being confirmed, and we expect to announce them by early July. The album preview party will be an intimate, invitation only event in August. At the event we will DJ the entire album and play a short set. The party will be at a private location. We are exploring several different venues for the album release party in September. We have confirmed guest artists including a DJ and several visual artists for this event.

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  • Tim Riggs: drum programming, percussion, lead & backing vocals
    Benjamin Weiss: lead & rhythm guitar, didjeridu, melodica, percussion, lead & backing vocals
    Ryan Overly: lead guitar, backing vocals, percussion
    Evan Gentry: bass
    Doug Smith: keyboards, backing vocals
    Brandon Tennis: percussion, backing vocals

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  • Our good brother, Rob Seitz.

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  • Whatever you want, but we love beer and would hate to buy you something crappy. Whay don't you pick a Belgian, or a nice hand-crafted micro-brew?

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  • You can catch peices of the single "Humble & Sincere" in the background of the video above, or you can visit us on Facebook or Myspace (links listed below).

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  • Your money will help us pay back loans from close relatives who financed the recording of the album; your money will also finance the copyrighting, designing of the packaging, and the printing and distribution of the album. Basically, we financed the recording and your helping us finish the whole project.

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    A FIRST-PRINTING COPY OF THE ALBUM, and our great gratitude for helping us make this a reality.

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    AN ORIGINAL HAND-PRINTED, ORGANIC DREAMTIME LIONS T-SHIRT, and you'll also get a first-printing copy of the album, and our great gratitude for helping us make this a reality.

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    A FREE TICKET TO OUR ALBUM RELEASE PARTY IN SEPTEMBER, and you'll also get a first-printing copy of the album, an original hand-printed, organic Dreamtime Lions t-shirt, and our great gratitude for helping us make this a reality.

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    FREE ENTRY TO OUR BY-INVITATION-ONLY ALBUM PREVIEW PARTY IN AUGUST, and you'll also get a first-printing copy of the album, an original hand-printed, organic Dreamtime Lions t-shirt, a ticket to our album release party in September, and our great gratitude for helping us make this a reality.

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    WE WILL DJ YOUR PRIVATE PARTY (within 75 miles of Lancaster, PA), and you'll also get a first-printing copy of the album, an original hand-printed, organic Dreamtime Lions t-shirt, free entry to our by-invitation-only album preview party in August, a ticket to our album release party in September, and our great gratitude for helping us make this a reality.

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    WE WILL PLAY A LIVE SHOW AT YOUR PRIVATE EVENT (within 100 miles of Lancaster PA), and you'll also get a first-printing copy of the album, an original hand-printed, organic Dreamtime Lions t-shirt, free entry to our by-invitation-only album preview party in August, a ticket to our album release party in September, and our great gratitude for helping us make this a reality.

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    WE'LL BUY YOU A BEER!!! and we'll play a live show and DJ a private event for you (within a 5 hour drive of Lancaster, PA), and you'll also get a first-printing copy of the album, an original hand-printed, organic Dreamtime Lions t-shirt, free entry to our by-invitation-only album preview party in August, a ticket to our album release party in September, and our great gratitude for helping us make this a reality.

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